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[ Act No. 1796, October 12, 1907 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION FOURTEEN (C) OF ACT NUMBERED TOUR- TEEN HUNTED AND SEVEN BY INCREASING THE DUTIES OF THE BUREAU OF NAVIGATION IN REGARD TO HARBOR IMPROVEMENTS.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:

SECTION 1. Section fourteen (c) of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and seven, entitled "The Reorganization Act," is hereby amended to read as follows:
"(c) The Bureau of Navigation, in addition to the duties and. services required by this section, shall have charge and supervision of—
"1. The construction, maintenance, and operation of all vessels belonging to or under its charge;
"2. The illumination, inspection, superintendence, and construction of all light-houses and the lights and buildings pertaining thereto, and of all buoys, beacons, light vessels, seamarks, and their appurtenances, in the Philippine Islands;
"3. All navigable rivers, harbors, and other navigable waters in the Philippine Islands, except such as are by law assigned to the Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey, all improvements in connection therewith, including wharf, dock, pier, and bulkhead construction, and all other port works;
"4. All bridges on tide waters abutting on any construction work the control of the Bureau of Navigation;
"5. The making or reclaiming of lands by dredging, filling, or otherwise;
"6. The erection of all structures connected with the improvement, of facilities for loading or unloading vessels; and the said Bureau shall perform all other duties and render all other services prescribed by law for the former Bureau of Coast Guard and Transportation."
SEC. 2. Section three of Act Numbered Two hundred and sixty-six, entitled "An Act creating the Bureau of Coast Guard and Transportation," and Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and thirty-nine, entitled "An Act transferring to the office of the improvement of the port of Manila, which shall hereafter be known as the office of the port works, the duty of supervising the construction of the port works at Cebu and Iloilo, and for other purposes," are hereby repealed.

SEC. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, October 12, 1907.

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